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Rylee Everley Series by SM Knowles-Blitz Tour

Rylee Everley Series by S.M. Knowles

The Rylee Everley Series

By S.M. Knowles

Genre: Young Adult ~ Paranormal Romance

Unusual Awakening

Book 1

Synopsis

With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting, and Rylee, at only thirteen years old, has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent.

Now, two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort out her own feelings about Brock Parker. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain, and that darkness is willing to break every rule to get what it wants.

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REVIEW BY JENNY
4 SHOCKING STARS
Awesome debut novel for SM Knowles!! I have to say that I was totally surprised by the events that took place! For me, it was going a little slow and predictable! But that’s when all hell broke loose and things got CRAZY!! I was not expecting Adysin to be what she was! I was extremely touched with the dad’s role! I can’t wait till the next book!!! Awesome!!         

             
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Awakening Dream

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Since her father disappeared while in Afghanistan, Rylee Everley has been taking things one day at a time. After burying their friend over the summer, she and her friends returned to school for their junior year. While her friends are worried about career choices and the future, she hangs on to a secret. Witches exist, and they live here among us. She has been asked to help vanquish a half witch who has caused some problems with only a wisp trapped in a necklace to help her, her own manifesting gifts, and cryptic dreams to guide her.

To top it all off, her childhood friend, and crush, has been acting really strange ever since he started dating Adysin. He ditched the football team, and he acts like a totally different person. They were once so close, and now she finds herself missing him and feeling guilty for pushing him away. Is this just concern for a friend she’s feeling or could it be love? Can Rylee save her childhood friend from a witch who’s willing to go to any length and pay any price to keep him?

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S.M. Knowles was born in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz–Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.

While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.

At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.

When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training.

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Twisted Bliss by C A Williams

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Title: Twisted Bliss

Author: C.A. Williams

Release Date: February 26, 2014

Genre: New Adult

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Finding yourself is all a part of life, and Della McGregor is finally happy with who she has become, even though she’s still missing something. She’s learned along the way that life isn’t always a perfect love story, but she may have missed her one shot at it. Unforeseen events might just stop that from happening. Justin Parker is done with the whole love thing, Della made sure of that. Old habits are hard to break, and his world is tilted on its side when dealing with the chaos. Is their love strong enough to find their way back to each other, or will their paths lead elsewhere?

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C.A. Williams is the author of The Journey Series, Full Count, Imperfect Perfection Series, and The Crush; all of the New Adult Genre. She lives in Michigan and is married to her high school sweetheart. When she’s not busy typing away at a new book, she’s also trying to juggle three little ones. While being a stay at home to her three little ones, she likes to read and write, in between cleaning up messes and being a short order cook.

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All For Maddie by Jettie Woodruff-Blog Tour

Title:All for Maddie
Author: Jettie Woodruff
Genre: Adult Romance
Publication Date: December 13, 2013
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I believe in love at first sight… because I am a mother.

Living a complete lie, holding on to a secret that could cost me the most important thing in my life was about to surface. I couldn’t breathe without Maddie. Maddie was my life. The saying about dying for your child is the absolute truth. The other things you would do are comparable to that of death. I know, I did those things. I did unthinkable things, all for Maddie. I continued the lie, the secrets with the one man who had no right. People say you always have options. That’s a lie. I had no choice. I did it all for her… for my Maddie.

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5 STAR REVIEW BY TINA
I have to start off by saying I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this book at first. I mean who would want to read a book about someone being raped? So my best friend & I decided we would read it at the same time & I have to say this book had my attention from the first page to the last. I literately didn’t want to put it down. I felt bad for Whitley & I wanted to choke Alex to death. How could a man be so insensitive, deceiving & manipulative. but yet so loving, caring & sweet at times. I wanted to hate Alex for what he did to Whitley but in the end I totally fell in love with him. A beautiful ending that I will always remember. 
5 AWESOME STAR REVIEW BY JEN
All I can say is holy smokes!!!! I was so drawn in, I couldn’t put it down!! It was like watching a train wreck but u can’t look away!! Whitley was raped, then manipulated, bribed & twisted into being a “family”! Just when I thought it was going one way, it went a whole other direction!! I hated Alex so much! I wanted to kick him in the throat!!! I wanted to write him off but I couldn’t!! He was controlling, a complete ass but then he was sweet, caring, loving! No matter  what he loved them!! I was shocked & surprised with the turn of events in the end!! I actually had tears in my eyes!! Great job!!

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“Papaw, you watch dis wif me?” Maddie asked, holding up her princess movie.

My dad stood and went to her. I instantly jerked my hand from Alex’s, giving him a dirty look. He smirked. I wanted to punch him.

“Papaw has a better idea. Why don’t you stay here with papaw and nana tonight and let mommy have an adult night?” he offered, smiling over at me.

Man, this sucked. I didn’t want his smiling approval. I didn’t want him to like Alex. How could he like Alex? Alex was a conspirator. He couldn’t like Alex.

“No Dad, Alex came here to spend the weekend with her,” I tried.

“Alex is going to take her away from me. Alex can deal with it,” my dad joked, with Alex.

“Its fine, sweetie. She can stay if she wants to,” Alex approved, smiling at me.

I got up to go to bathroom. I had to. I was going to vomit, on him! I leaned in to Alex, catching the smile on his face when he thought that I was going to play his make believe game and kiss him or something. “You’re going to a hotel,” I seductively whispered in his ear.

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“What’s wrong, baby? Did you have a bad dream?”

“No. A gemin under my bed,” she assured me.

“A gemin?” I repeated, not sure what the heck she was talking about.

“Uh-huh, I go in your bed, K?”

I carried her back to bed with me and snuggled her little body close to mine.

“A gemin under you bed?” she asked.

“What is a gemin?” I asked, wondering if she knew herself.

She rolled to her back so she could demonstrate with her hands.

“It dat big,” she gestured. “Dem can’t have no water.”

“Oh, my God!” I said, sitting up, reaching for my phone. I didn’t care that it was after two in the morning.

“What the hell, Whit?” Jaron answered on the third ring. “Do you know what time it is?”

“YES! You freaking let her watch Gremlins?”

“They’re cute,” he said.

“They’re monsters. She’s three for God’s sake.”

“I’ll tell her they’re not real tomorrow. Sorry, I’ll see you tomorrow,” Jaron said, hanging up on me. Grrrr. I couldn’t believe he let her watch the Gremlins.

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“I’m not your pawn. You can’t treat me like this,” I yelled drunk words, trying to make sense.

Alex walked back out wearing his jeans.

“I have never treated you like my pawn.”

“You think I’m young and stupid and I just have to do everything—”

My words were cut off by his lips on mine. He tossed me toward to the bed and jerked my shoes off, flinging them roughly across the room. I stared in shock as he unsnapped my jeans and pulled them crudely over my hips.

“Alex, stop. What are you doing?”

He didn’t listen. He ran his fingers between my legs, aggressively shoving two fingers inside of me, dragging them up my wet slit, to my clit, and back inside of me.

“You want me to stop, Whitley?”

“No,” I whimpered as he assaulted my throbbing clitoris.

I dropped from my elbows as he moved down and took me with his mouth, violating my clit with intense pleasure. I felt like I was going to faint. It was so powerful and concentrated. I didn’t think he was ever going to let me come. I would get so close. As soon as I would start to writhe my hips into his mouth, he would slow down.

“Ah, right there. Don’t stop,” I begged with a whimper.

As soon as I screamed out in unbelievable pleasure he was kissing me. This was so messed up. I just walked in on him fucking someone else, and now I was tasting my pussy on his mouth.

“Fuck me, Alex,” I pleaded, panting heavily in his mouth.

He pulled back and stared down at me.

“I’m not going to fuck you, Whitley. I’m going to make love to you, but not tonight. Not now. Do you know when I am going to make love to you?”

I couldn’t answer. I just stared wide eyed and shook my head.

“I’m going to make love to you when you tell me to make love to you. When you are not drunk. Have you ever had sex sober, Whitley?”

Writing is more than a passion for me. I write adult books, romance and erotica. I did recently try my hand at a young adult romance, but because of the gutter that my mind seems to fall into. It quickly went into rated R mode. I reside in Ohio. I love living in Ohio, except maybe the cold winters, and the snow, well maybe the hot summers too. Ah hell, I hate Ohio.

I love to push my limits in writing, fuel the senses and emotions of my readers. I have some great supporters and love them all dearly.

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Rum and Raindrops by Jean Oram-Release Tour

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One nature guide. One accidental forest fire. And one steamy investigator hot on her tail.
Jen Kulak’s good at running from her problems, so when she finds her best friend and boyfriend in bed together she burns rubber, never looking back. When Jen finds the quirky town of Blueberry Springs, she finally feels as though she’s found a place she can call home, settle in, and get to know herself. With help from her boss, she rediscovers her love of nature and begins giving wilderness tours, which would be perfect if it weren’t for the fact that she may have accidentally just burned down the forest she depends upon for her fledgling business. And it would figure that Rob Raine, the man of her dreams, also happens to be the fire investigator hot on the case.
Can Jen find the strength to fight the accusations that could cost her everything? Or will she run again, ignoring the sparks that fly between her and Rob, and torching her chances at a happily ever after?
Find out in this small town contemporary romance, the third standalone book in the Blueberry Springs series.

The full Blueberry Springs series: 
Champagne and Lemon Drops (Free) 
Whiskey and Gumdrops ($0.99 this weekend only) 
Rum and Raindrops ($1.99 this weekend only)
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Rob bent over, digging in the cabinet under the sink for Lord only knew what. Jen stood with her back against the shower door, admiring his firm ass. All that hiking through forests had certainly guaranteed a very nice view for her at the moment. She kind of hoped his you-know-what didn’t fall out of his boxers with all that bending over and digging around. Although she wouldn’t mind if it did. But if something did pop out of his shorts to give her the ol’ eyeball she was pretty sure with all this alcohol partying its way through her bloodstream and causing her synapses to misfire, she wouldn’t be able to handle seeing his you-know-what dance on out without the temptation to…never mind. 
Eyes up front. Clean, pure thoughts. White bunnies. Unicorns. Rainbows. 
Definitely stop staring at his nice buttocks. 
They may have assaulted people together tonight, but he was still hands off. 
God, she wished he could be hands-on. 
But she didn’t think the courts would take kindly to her sleeping with the investigator. Even if his job was done. He could still be called in to testify. Testify what a hottie she was with her clothes off. 
Wow. This alcohol…it must have been the Sex on the Beach shots. Infused with something hormonal because she really wanted to reach up his short’s leg and…and do a lot more than wait to see if she’d become a passive participant in a game of boxer-short-peek-a-boo. 
Oh, man. She needed to lock down her brain. And maybe cuff herself to the toilet while she was at it. Hmmm. Cuffs… 
No. No. No. 
Unicorns. Bunnies. Rainbows. Definitely not bunnies and unicorns doing it on a rainbow. 
She just about leapt into the shower to spray herself down with cold water when Rob turned, flashing her nothing but thigh above his tan line, breaking an ice pack from a first aid kit. Jesus. He would have made a good doctor. Those capable hands breaking the inner bag, giving the ice pack a vigorous shake, and now bringing her closer so he could gently apply it. What if she fainted? She could faint right now. Just sort of collapse into his arms. Let him catch her. Maybe he could nurse her back to health without any clothes on. 
“What did you do?” Amusement caused a lilt in his voice as he held the pack against the goose egg on her forehead. 
“I tackled Cody into the wall when the bouncer came to his rescue. I may have underestimated the physics involved in taking someone down.” 
He laughed, tipping his head back to let the rich sound swell over her like fresh rain. 
She brushed the ice pack away, feeling the chill slipping too deep. She took the wet cloth off the vanity and dabbed at Rob’s lower lip. That bouncer had a hell of a swing. 
Rob leaned against the vanity, straddling her between his legs, bringing them eye to eye. He rested a warm hand on her waist, the heat of his grip traveling through her tank top, surrounding her in warmth, protection, and maybe…maybe something else she dared not think about. 
She let out a low chuckle. Who would have thought a bar brawl would break the final layer of ice between them? Let him draw her in closer. Their eyes met, holding conversations she couldn’t figure out. The timing, it was still off, wasn’t it? Behind their desire, they were both holding back, afraid. Unable. 
She sighed, resisting the urge to brush her chest against Rob in longing. He brushed away her hand with the cloth, pulling her closer. He pulled out her ponytail, running his fingers through her hair to isolate the purple streak. “Why purple?” 
She shrugged. “Why not?” 
“I like it,” he said, wrapping it around his finger. He gave a gentle tug, pulling her face closer to his. 
Gray eyes. Warm. Flecks of blue. Hope. 
His lips hovered against hers. Not a kiss, but much more than a breath check. She closed her eyes and rested a hand against his cheek, enjoying the moment of being close. Breathing each other in. Not having to progress to anything. Just being. Knowing someone was there. 
She pushed her lips a fraction closer, kissing him softly. 
This. 
This was what she had been missing. What she had wanted all along. 
His lips explored hers. Warm and moist. Welcoming. 
A real kiss. 
A rock your world, weaken the knees kiss. 
A kiss for which all future kisses would be measured against. She collapsed into his warmth, the comfort of his body penetrating every wall she’d erected over the years. 
So simple. So innocent. And yet so much understanding gently flowing between them. 
A tentative, soft connection that ran deep. 
She slowly opened her eyes, leaning back. 
No future kisses would match its intimacy, tenderness, and trust. 
And she wanted more. 
They pulled together again, her hands running through his soft, short hair as she kissed him gently, telling his soul she could be patient. His arms encircled her waist, rubbed her back, brought her closer, joined their body heat. 
She placed a hand on his chest, arching away, breathless. Inside she was disheveled, everything out of place. She wanted too much. Too much of what she couldn’t have. 
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Jean Oram loves to read and has worked as a librarian–a job that is a serious contender for the best job ever as duties include buying thousands of new books with someone else’s money! She also loves the great outdoors and has worked as a beekeeper as well as a ski instructor in Alberta, Canada. She loves to travel and people watch and now puts her experiences to the page with her zany characters. You can often find her outside playing with her kids and the family dog or else in front of her computer dreaming up new ways to put her heroines in tough situations. 
She loves to connect on Twitter (@jeanoram) and share lots of great, free romance on her blog (www.jeanoram.com) as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jeanoramauthor). She lives with her family and a multitude of pets out in the country.
Jean’s first novel, Champagne and Lemon Drops (FREE!) starts off the Blueberry Springs series. She will be holding a reader appreciation sale this weekend where you can get all three books in the Blueberry Springs series for the price of one! You can get in on that sale on all your favourite online book selling sites.

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Lie Next to Me by Sandi Lynn-Blog Tour

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Title: Lie Next To Me (A Millionaire’s Love)
Author: Sandi Lynn
Release Date: February 17, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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The pain was unbearable, but I had to keep moving. I had to keep running because, if I didn’t, he’d find me. I looked behind me as I ran through the streets; scared, alone, and in the dark as the mist of rain hit my face. There was no time to think, and there was no time to stop. My shoes were soaked as they sloshed through the puddles of the dimly lit streets.

My name is Rory Sinclair, and the night I was violently attacked was the night that changed my life forever. One man, a man named Ian Braxton, made it his mission to heal me, to save me, and to show me a world that previously had been only a dream to me.

Ian Braxton is far from perfect. He’s a self-absorbed, demeaning, arrogant, and womanizing millionaire. He makes it so easy to hate him, but so very hard to resist him. We’re from opposite sides of the spectrum. He comes from money and I come from poverty. When our worlds collide, his struggles become mine, and mine become his, leaving us with one question:

How much would you give up to be with someone who was meant to be yours?

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As soon as I stepped through the door and into the kitchen, Ian grabbed me and pushed me up against the wall, holding my arms above my head. “Don’t turn your back on me, Rory. I’m sorry. I don’t think you’re trash. I think you’re broken and I can fix you,” he whispered in my ear.

His hot breath traveled down my neck and my body went into a near convulsion. I wanted him, but I knew if anything were to happen, it would destroy me. I would become too emotionally attached and when he got tired of me and moved on, I wouldn’t recover. He brought his face to mine as he stared into my eyes.

“I’m not broken. I’m shattered. I’m a million tiny pieces that would take longer than forever to piece back together. So please, do me the favor and don’t even try,” I whispered.

His grip on my arms lightened as he let go and took a step back, giving me one last look before he turned around and walked away. I stood and placed my hand on my neck where his hot breath had touched me. I took in a deep breath and walked upstairs. Tomorrow was the day I start my life over, alone.

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Absolution by Amanada Dick-Blog Tour

A freak accident, a moment in time, and life changes forever. Stay or go – there’s no such thing as the easy way out. The accident wasn’t his fault but in the horrific aftermath, Jack’s actions may have possibly caused consequences he could never have foreseen. Consumed with guilt and unable to listen to reason, he takes the only option he believes is open to him: he disappears. Living a quiet life away from everyone he loves, he drops off the grid but the memories continue to haunt him. 

Four years later, a funeral signals a homecoming fraught with tension as he finally forces himself to face up to the consequences of his actions. Betrayed and angry, his former best friend Callum wants nothing more than to see him disappear once again – for good this time. Meanwhile his ex-girlfriend Ally has moved on and he can see that his return is anything but easy for her. People change, life goes on and things are never as simple as they seem. The past has a habit of catching up with you when you least expect it. 

Living with regret and guilt almost tore him apart, but there is no guarantee that trying to make amends will soothe his soul or help the people he loves the most. 

Courage has many faces. Fighting for what you believe in, no matter what. Showing strength of mind and body when the cards are stacked against you. Rising to the challenge and playing through the pain. 

And yet sometimes, courage means simply standing your ground.

 

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“You want to know if I told her about what happened that night.”

Callum glared at him, and Jack could tell he was on the right track.

“The answer is no, I didn’t. But why the hell didn’t you? You were there, you knew.”

“Because it wasn’t my place to tell her – it was yours.” Callum snapped.

“Jesus, Callum! You just let her think God knows what, all this time?”

“What the hell do you care what she thought! You weren’t here, remember? I didn’t tell her because what the hell would be the point?”

“What would be the point?” Jack repeated indignantly. “She would have known!”

“Known what? That you were a coward? She figured that one out for herself when she woke up and you were gone!”

Jack opened his mouth to speak, but Callum cut him off.

“Don’t you dare come back here and start blaming me or anyone else! No one told you to go – you made that choice yourself.” Callum hissed, eyes blazing. “You did the wrong thing then and by coming back now and stirring it all up again, all you’re doing is making it worse. You’re here for your own selfish reasons, not because of Tom or because of her!”

“I’m trying to make it right!” Jack insisted, heart racing.

“And how in the hell do you think you’re gonna do that?”

Jack stared at him dumbfounded, knowing that he had asked himself that question a million times and come up empty.

“She doesn’t need you anymore. The best thing you can do now is just crawl back into whatever hole you crawled out of and leave her be.”

Jack shook his head determinedly, his heart pounding. “No. I’m not going anywhere, not this time.”

Callum laughed scornfully. “That’s your master plan? Seriously?”

Jack glared at him in silence, his anger mounting.

“Oh come on – you gotta admit, that’s a reckless statement, especially for you.” Callum snorted derisively. “You disappear when the going gets tough, remember?”

Jack clenched his teeth so tight his jaw ached. “That’s not what happened and you know it.”

“Do I? Because that’s what it looked like from where I was standing!”

“You know damn well why I left!” Jack blurted out, his voice thunderous and desperate. “You knew what I did – you were there!”

“Yeah, I knew what you did – big deal! You were trying to save her life – she wouldn’t have blamed you!” he said hotly. “You did the wrong thing, Jack – you should’ve stayed.”

Jack stared at him, his heart racing. He thought about the relationship they used to have – how close they were. Like brothers. And now this; strangers – worse than that; enemies.

“I made a mistake.” he choked. “I won’t make that mistake again.”

Callum shook his head. He stood up straight and took a step backwards, eyeballing Jack as he forced his hands back into his pockets.

“Here’s the thing – you made your choice. Now you have to live with it, just like the rest of us. You can’t change what happened and if you stick around, you’re only gonna hurt her. Is that what you want?”

Jack opened his mouth to reply but Callum didn’t give him a chance.

“She was just starting to get her life back together, after everything she’s been through. Don’t rip it all apart again.” he pleaded quietly, clearly emotional. “Do the right thing this time – leave.”

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5 STAR HEART-FELT REVIEW BY TINA
I absolutely enjoyed this book a story of a tragic accident & guilt that tears three friends apart. Four years later after the death of a dear friend brings them back together!! Jack returns for his father’s funeral & is left to rebuild his friendship with Callum & his relationship with Ally! How true friends can forgive & over come their fears to build a stronger bond than before!

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Amanda Dick is a night-owl, coffee addict, movie buff and music lover.  She also writes.

Born in Opotiki, New Zealand, she is rather partial to dark chocolate and believes in the power of a good vanilla latte.  She has a passion for the colour green (particularly in clothes and gemstones) and insists there is nothing sexier than a man in a kilt. 

She spent several months traveling around Europe in her late 20’s (there’s a story there – she’ll get around to writing it one day).  After ridding herself of her wanderlust, she met the love of her life (while working to pay off said wanderlust) in Edinburgh, Scotland.  They moved in together the week after their first date – so yes, she believes in love at first sight.  She also believes in Women’s Intuition and following your heart. 

She writes on her trusty laptop, predominantly late at night, when it’s quiet and interruptions are few.  Most of all, she enjoys writing about human behaviour – love, loss, joy, grief, friendship and relationships in general.  She loves to put normal, everyday people into situations that will test their boundaries.  She is passionately curious about how we, as human beings, react when pushed to the edge. 

After living in Scotland for five years, she has now settled back home in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Finding Home by Ann Vaughn

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Title: Finding Home

Author: Ann Vaughn

Release Date: November 4, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

Former Army Ranger Colt Harris wasn’t looking for love but one day during lunch, it found him. Her name was Sarah. As cliched as it was, time stood still and all he could see was her. Her laughter filled his senses and he was gone. He knew his life was about to change.

Sarah Sauter was used to being alone. She lost her parents when she was eighteen and after a bad experience with love, had given up on ever finding it again. Since then, her life had been all about surviving. Little did she know that when she went to lunch with her co-workers, she would meet a man who would literally turn her world upside down.

When Colt steps into Sarah’s life, he finds that things with her aren’t exactly as they appear to be. Deeply hidden secrets in her past begin to resurface, dropping Colt and Sarah in the middle if a nearly twenty-seven year old mystery. It will take all of Colt’s strength, patience and resolve Finding Home for Sarah.

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Interview with Stuart Reardon

Hi, Stu. First let me say, I am beyond thrilled that you agreed to be the face of my character, Colt Harris for the cover of Finding Home. As I’ve told you, I saw a picture of you a couple of years ago and the whole character of Colt sprang to life from that, which is something that I’ve never done before. I’ve always had the character in my head and then searched for someone who fit. I am beyond thrilled that the very man who inspired the character has agreed to represent him on my cover. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for that. Thank you. I’m very flattered I was always the character in your book. And thank you for choosing me for the cover, I really hope the book does great for you 🙂 x

I know that you are first and foremost a rugby player and athlete. What made you decide to go into modeling? I sort of just fell into modeling. I think being in sports and in good shape fits really well with modeling, and fitness modeling in particular. Being in professional sports already had me in great shape, so stepping into fitness modeling was an easy transition.

What’s the most unusual pose you’ve been asked to do? No really unusual poses to date that stick out in my mind. Some of the action shots are tough as it takes time to capture the right shot, so may have to do the same thing over and over again.

Another question I know everyone is always asking: is there any particular meaning behind your awesome tattoo? Do the symbols represent something, or was it just a design you said, Hey, that looks cool, I want that? I got my tattoo when I was recovering from a really tough Achilles tendon injury. I had a couple of operations to finally get it right, so it was during that time that I worked out the design with the tattooist and he did the magic. I have always been interested in Tribal designs and culture, so the tattoo reflects that, and it reminds me of that really tough 14 month period in my life: the really low points which made me strong and determined, and a high point when I finally got back fit to play super league again after 14 months of recovery and rehab.

I’ve heard tattoos are addictive. Will you get more or are you done? Yes, tattoos are very addictive, I think I may get some more in the future but I’ve not decided yet.

I know you come to the States for modeling jobs, where all have you been? Yes, I’ve been to a couple of places in the States, NYC, Miami and LA.

Where have you not gone but would like to? I would love to visit Vegas. America is a huge country so I’m sure there are loads of beautiful places to visit.

For me, because I’m a Native Texan, I have to ask: have you been to Texas? I have not but I would love to visit Texas 🙂

How does it feel to be a muse for a character in a book? I’m very flattered to be your muse for Finding Home. It’s a pleasure to be liked 🙂

When I was looking through pictures of you on the Internet, I came across one where you were holding a guitar. I grew up a Band Geek and love music of all kinds and try to incorporate it in my books when I can. That picture inspired a whole scene in the book, where Colt is stressed about something and picks up his guitar and is idly playing while talking to his girlfriend, Sarah. Do you play? Yes, I play the guitar, not really well, though, I’m still learning. I’m a beginner so it’s a working process.

Later in the scene, he sings to her. Do you sing? I try to sing but I’m not the best at that either. I need to practice more {Ann: I’m sure all the ladies are feeling what I am right now: *swoon*!!! Stu singing! *sigh* ;)}

OK, now let’s get personal. Are you ready for this? I’ll make it as painless as possible. Lightning round:

Are you right or left-handed? Right

What’s your favorite food? Steak or chicken

Favorite drink (non-alcoholic) Sparkling water

Favorite drink (alcoholic) Corona

Favorite car? Land Rover Sport

Motorcycles? Harley Davidson

Favorite color? Black

Favorite movie? Anchorman

Favorite TV show? Walking Dead/Game of Thrones

Favorite actor? Gerard Butler

Favorite actress? Eva Mendes

Favorite type of music: rock, pop, techno, metal, country, rap, hip hop? A bit of everything

Favorite song? Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

Favorite band/group? Kings of Leon

Favorite singer? Ed Sheering

Snow in the mountains/sun on the beach? Sun on the beach everyday

Cats/dogs/neither? Neither; I don’t have time for pets

Nike/UnderArmor/Other? Nike

Favorite sport OTHER than rugby? Boxing

Favorite team? North Wales Crusaders – My Team, ha

Favorite American sport? (if any) American football

Favorite American team? (if any) NY Jets

Boxing or MMA? Boxing, but I like both, as both are really tough sports

Watching TV, snuggle together or give you your space? Watching TV or movies: cuddles with Em

Walking with your girlfriend, hold her hand, your hand on her back, arm around her shoulders or waist, or don’t touch at all? Holding hands or no touch at all

Would your girlfriend say you are a Pushover or Alpha male? It’s 50/50 I guess. We have give and take or it wouldn’t work. I’m an Alpha male but a pushover if she’s upset

Boxers/briefs/commando? (lol, kidding! You don’t have to answer that!) All 3, it depends on the situation 🙂

Thank you so much for taking time to indulge the silly writer! And thank you, again, for what I’m sure by now is the millionth time I’ve said it, but thank you for being so great with all this and for sharing your time and your picture with me and my readers! You’re welcome anytime 🙂 x

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Ann Vaughn is a Native Texan now living in Oklahoma. Writing has always been a comfort and a release for her, though she never expected to be published. It wasn’t until a conversation with her husband about the rise of eBooks that she decided to try her hand at self-publishing. It was scary and exciting and ever since the release of her first book, Long Way Home on August 7, 2013. She now has three books available for purchase through Amazon, Long Way Home, Finding Home and A Home for Christmas, with the fourth and final book in the Home Series, Finally Home, releasing on March 10, 2014. In December 2013, Ann was named to Amazon’s Romance Editor’s List of Fan Picks for Top Debut Author.

When not at her desk, lost in the world of the Home Series, Ann can usually be found at the ballparks watching her son’s high school baseball games, or her daughter’s softball or soccer games…or chasing after her energetic Border Collie puppy!

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J. Bailes-Blog Tour

Shattered & Shaken Ebook
Shattered & Shaken Synopsis:
***Mature Audience Only 18+***
Allie Anderson has encountered more heartache than any one person deserves. She’s lost her father to cancer, her brother to war, and the love of her life –Wyatt – took her most prized possession and vanished without a trace. She’s left crushed and heart-broken.
Blake, Allie’s best friend, is everything she needs; he’d give her the moon if she asked for it, but there’s one problem – he wants Allie entirely. How can Allie give herself to anyone when she’s not sure there’s enough left of her heart to give away?
Allie’s life begins to fall into place. Her heart begins to heal. Being happy is no longer a foreign emotion. That is until the man who broke her years ago returns, shattering her fragile heart all over again.
Allie soon discovers that hearts are like broken glass; you can put it back together again, but it will never be the same.
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All For Allie Synopsis:
Walking away from her was the hardest decision I ever made. Leaving her without an explanation broke us both. Our hearts have been left shattered. I could make excuses. I could lay the blame on others, but still I made the decision. I had to. It was the only way to protect the both of them.
After all of Allie’s loss, my thought was only on her and her happiness. On her love and need for her big brother. I was replaceable, Kyle wasn’t. I wouldn’t allow him to crush her heart with his death. I knew I had to follow him. I would throw myself on top of bombs, in front of bullets, whatever it took to get him home to her, alive. There are two sides to every story, and you’ve only heard one. Don’t be so quick to judge; I hate myself for what I’ve done. But all that I did, it was all for Allie.

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Julie resides in a small town just outside of Nashville, TN. Living with her husband, twin boys, and prissy princess; she’s always on the move. She enjoys any and all things chocolate. She has an addiction to caffeine and consumes unhealthy amounts of coffee. When she’s not at home chasing after her rambunctious kiddo’s, you will find her cuddled into the side of her loves arms, watching a movie, reading a book, typing up the craziness that consumes her mind, or in class. Her motto is to live like it’s your last day on Earth, laugh until your stomach aches, and love until you heart stops beating. Also, never judge another, you don’t know their struggles.
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Redemption by Rebecca Brooke-Blog Tour


REDEMPTION (Forgiven Series
Book #2)


Synopsis:


I am not what I have done. I am what I have
overcome. And once I have faced my problems, only then will I find redemption. 

Josh Walker and Lauren Pierce are opposites in
every way. While Lauren is a committed student and girlfriend, Josh is a player
with a very twisted moral compass…

Or is he?

Growing up with an addict for a father, Josh
experienced disappointment from an early age. He puts on a front, shielding
himself from everyone. Until he meets Lauren.

Lauren has it all. An accomplished softball
player she maintains good grades, has great friends, and is in love with her
dedicated boyfriend. Her life is pretty much perfect…until it’s not. 

When two bruised souls collide can they help
each other overcome their problems? Or are some souls just destined to be lost?


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EXCERPT:

This time it was
Angie’s turn to laugh. She turned to me her eyes alight with mischief.
“So, Josh, how was your night?”

Damn. I knew at
some point she was going to bring it up. Not knowing how much Lauren had told
her, I figured deflection was the way to go. I smiled, hoping that it didn’t
look fake. “It was an awesome party. Did you have fun?” I asked.

Unfortunately,
Angie knew me way too well. “I had a fantastic time, but stop trying to
change the subject. I saw you dancing with Lauren,” she said with a smirk.

She was never
going to give up. I needed to play this off. Angie didn’t need any more
encouragement in her quest to find me someone. “Yeah, she’s pretty
cool,” I offered, shrugging my shoulders. “She hit the bar with us
after the party.”

I saw Caleb
watching me out of the corner of my eye. He knew something was up—he always
could see right through me. He knew there was more to the story and he was just
waiting for a better time to ask.

Angie, on the
other hand, looked disappointed. Huh? After all of the threats from Emily, she
looked like she was hoping for more. Then again, I doubt Angie had been rooting
for me to have a one-night stand with Lauren.

“Josh,”
she whined. “We have to find you someone.”

I sighed.
“I’m happy with my life.”

She turned her
nose up at me. Guess that was the wrong thing to say. “Oh, so you’re happy
sleeping with a new girl every weekend?” she argued.

“You make
it sound like a bad thing?”

I watched the
anger flash in her eyes. Oops, definitely the wrong thing to say. She stood up
and stepped towards me, forcing me to look up at her. “You’re an ass. With
an attitude like that, you deserve to be alone,” she snarled before
storming off to their room and slamming the door.

“Angie,”
I yelled. Getting up, I walked down and knocked on the door. Even though we
disagreed, I still cared about her and didn’t want her to think I was a
complete jerk. “Angie, I’m sorry. Please come back out.”

The lack of
response spoke volumes. Turning back to the living room, I went and sat back
down on the couch. I looked up to see Caleb glaring at me.

“Did you
need to be such an asshole?”       
“Dude, I
wasn’t trying to be a dick. I just don’t get why she’s so determined to set me
up.”
Caleb shook his
head at me. “Is it really so bad? Angie just wants to see you happy.”
“I don’t
need a girl in my life to make me happy. Why is that so hard for you two to
understand?” I asked, exasperated.

Caleb leaned
forward to rest his forearms on his thighs and clasped his hands together. He
took a deep breath before beginning. “Josh, I’ve known you for three years
and I know for a fact you’re not happy, and lately it’s been getting
worse.”
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He stopped to
look down and when he looked back up again I could see the annoyance in his
eyes. “Since you haven’t seen your dad lately, that’s not the reason. And
it’s total bullshit that you’re happy screwing a different girl every
night.”

That sweeping
assumption was like gas to a flame. Who was Caleb to determine what made me
happy?

“What gives
you the right to tell me what I want? I’m not you, Caleb. If there was someone
I really wanted, I’d go after them, not run away. There just isn’t one that
fits that category.” I turned to head back to my bedroom when Caleb’s
voice stopped me.

“I know
something happened between you and Lauren last night.”

A thousand
different explanations raced through my mind but before I could say anything he
put his hand up to stop me. “Don’t even try to deny it. It’s written all
over your face. I’m not sure exactly what happened, nor do I want to know, but
if you’re gonna keep sleeping with anything that breathes, please stay away
from Angie’s friends.” Avoiding my gaze he looked down to the floor,
rubbing the back of his neck in a way that made me think I wouldn’t like what
he was going to say. “I wouldn’t want to have to choose between you and
her,” he said sadly. 


FORGIVEN (Forgiven Series
Book #1)

Synopsis:

What happens when one moment changes the course
of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life
you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing
he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb
chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But
when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter
how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.

Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life.
Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in
life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for
her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So
how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a
black shadow?

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Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey.
She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married
to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they
have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or
reading (which is very rarely) she loves watch SOA, TrueBlood, and The Walking
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Yessi Smith-Author Spotlight

Meet Yessi Smith
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I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband
from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started
writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind
you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete
with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let
go out.

I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call
Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and
writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but
rhyming is completely lost on me.

I have a Bachelor’s
degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I
have held several jobs, from picking up dog crap to upper management positions.
And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time
in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on.



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I want to tell you how
great my life was. How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without
any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each
breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.
I want to tell you all
of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.
My life didn’t start
until I left my past. And I left everything. My mother, my friends, my name.
My new name, the name
everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.
Four years after finding
the courage to leave her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where
her life has led her. Not only is she secure in her environment, but the
relationships she has formed center her, making her forget how damaged she once
was. Before she can fully settle into her new life, her past crashes into her
present, unraveling a set of events that destroy the very foundation she has
built her new life on.



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